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Dental Implants in Glasgow

Botanics Dental Care
2 Southpark Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8HY
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Missing Teeth » Dental Implants

Missing a tooth? Having trouble eating with your dentures on?
Dental implants could be the answer to your oral problems. Dental implants offer a permanent solution to missing teeth; these look, feel and work like your natural teeth. These are designed to match your existing teeth and restore your smile. They can serve as a replacement for a single tooth or multiple teeth, which makes them a viable option for supporting dentures or bridges.

When it comes to dental implants in Glasgow, patients turn to Dr Colin Gardner for the procedure. He has been practising implant treatments since the mid-1990s-he has experience in single tooth replacements, full mouth restorations and sinus augmentation (if required). With Dr Gardner's assistance, you can smile, eat and chew again with confidence.

Tooth implants are made of ultra-pure titanium. These serve as the artificial root for teeth replacements. Dentists may place these in either the upper or the lower jaw; they bond with the bone to create a reliable foundation and strong support for the false tooth.

Age is often not an issue when getting dental implants-most patients aged over 18 and who are in good health can undergo the procedure. The basis for limitation will be the amount of available bone in your jaw.

To ensure you have enough jawbone density, and are qualified for the treatment, we will conduct a thorough assessment of your mouth. We will take X-rays, models and photographs for the impression of your mouth. If we find that implants are an appropriate treatment for your condition, we will develop a full dental care plan and provide an estimate of the treatment costs.

If you want to find out more about dental implants in Glasgow, call 0141 334 3408 and book your free implant consultation today. We provide a no-charge, no-obligation appointment and single tooth implants from £2000. You can also email us at info@botanicsdentalcare.co.uk or fill out our online form for more information.

Case Studies

What the problem was:

  1. Missing tooth top right
  2. Heavily filled, weak and discoloured adjacent teeth

What we did:

  1. Implant-retained crown
  2. 2 crowns for adjacent teeth for strength and to match the shades
Case Studies

What the problem was:

  1. Failing bridge (two teeth) lower right quadrant of mouth
  2. Chipped porcelain and poor shade match with adjacent teeth

What we did:

  1. Implant-retained crown
  2. crown for adjacent tooth for strength and to match the shades
Case Studies

What the problem was:

  1. Partial dentures, worn for over 30 years became loose because of changes in the bone over time.
  2. Upper lip support also reduced because of bone loss

What we did:

  1. An extensive course of treatment with our hygienist to get everything meticulously clean and more importantly, showing the patient how to maintain things in between visits. Preventative dentistry is the best way to keep your teeth and dental implants for longer and have fewer visits to the dentist.
  2. Bone augmentation to support implants and the upper lip
  3. Two implants supporting four teeth on a bridge giving the patient back her smile!
Case Studies

What the problem was:

  1. Failed crown and fractured root upper left central incisor
  2. Poor crown margin (black line visible) upper right central incisor

What we did:

  1. Implant-retained crown upper left central incisor
  2. New crown upper right central incisor

What the patient said afterwards:

I completely forget that I have had an implant; it is so much stronger than a bridge and feels stronger than my own teeth.

The whole process may seem long, but so worth it

- L M 2011

I trust Colin, Tara and Colette with my dental health, and my children's, wholeheartedly. They are friendly, have infinite patience and make a visit to the dentist a pleasure. We all feel perfectly comfy when we visit, can't say much more than that!

- LM 2016 (5 years later)

Case Studies

What the problem was:

  1. Two broken front teeth that had to be removed after years of failed fillings and root fillings
  2. A conventional bridge wasn't suitable and the patient did not want to wear a denture.
  3. Insufficient bone to support an implant immediately

What we did:

  1. An extensive course of treatment with our hygienist to get everything meticulously clean and more importantly, showing the patient how to maintain things in between visits. Preventative dentistry is the best way to keep your teeth and dental implants for longer and have fewer visits to the dentist.
  2. Bone augmentation to support an implant at the upper right central incisor position
  3. Replaced two teeth on a bridge on just one implant

What the patient said afterwards:

Always excellent treatment. Implants a major success as a result of the above I am free of any trouble or any toothache.

- H.B.R.2015

Case Studies

What the problem was:

  1. Repeated infections and pain due to failed root canal treatments
  2. Ill-fitting crowns and fillings
  3. Poor aesthetics as crowns had several different shades and did not match each other
  4. Insufficient bone to place implants directly due to damage caused by repeated infections

What we did:

  1. Got rid of the patient's pain by removing teeth that it was simply not possible to save
  2. An extensive course of treatment with our hygienist to get everything meticulously clean and more importantly, showing the patient how to maintain things in between visits. Preventative dentistry is the best way to keep your teeth and dental implants for longer and have fewer visits to the dentist.
  3. Replacement fillings and crowns with a good fit so that the patient found it easier to keep them clean
  4. Bone augmentation to support two titanium dental implants
  5. Two titanium dental implants to replace lost teeth
  6. New crowns that matched each other appropriately in shape, size and colour

What the patient said afterwards:

Excellent, professional, fastidious work! Having experienced poor, sloppy, neglectful dentistry in the past, it has been a pleasure having some major work done, in the knowledge that all aspects of teeth, gums and oral hygiene have been conscientiously maintained to a very high degree

- A F 2016

Case Studies

What the problem was:

  1. Worn, shortened teeth due to clenching / grinding at night (known as Bruxism or parafunction). This type of subconscious habit can be very destructive to teeth and / or cause headaches, migraines, neck pain and backache. If caught early enough, treatment is very simple and can avoid complicated treatments or medicines for pain.
  2. Vertical fractures of several teeth due to this parafunction which eventually led to the need for extractions.
  3. Front teeth unsightly and too short to retain crowns

What we did:

The following course of treatment is known as "full mouth rehabilitation" as it involves treatment for every tooth in the mouth. This was necessary in order to save the patient's remaining teeth and replace the ones he had already sadly lost due to the parafunction.

  1. Construct a splint to stop the clenching and grinding
  2. An extensive course of treatment with our hygienist to get everything meticulously clean and more importantly, showing the patient how to maintain things in between visits. Preventative dentistry is the best way to keep your teeth and dental implants for longer and have fewer visits to the dentist.
  3. Crown lengthening surgery to allow us to crown the upper front teeth
  4. Construct crowns for the upper front teeth replacing the bits that had worn away
  5. Place four titanium dental implants restored with crowns to replace the missing teeth
  6. Crowns for all the other teeth made to the new face height restoring what had been worn away

What the patient said afterwards:

For many years I had problems with my teeth with all too frequent fractures, abscesses and other such painful complaints until the arrival of Dr Colin Gardner on the scene. After several very necessary extractions as a consequence of my earlier neglect, leaving 5 gaps in my upper teeth and a somewhat revealing smile, he diagnosed me as a "grinder" and, more to the point, gave me a rather disquieting prognosis if no action was taken.

Having attained my three score years and ten in January 2013 I was faced with a stark choice- do nothing and expect more of the same or consider a complete dental reconstruction over a two year period. Colin had a special cast of my teeth and "bite" made which showed me in graphic detail the extent of the existing damage and wear and tear, not a pretty sight.

Unbeknown to him I took the precaution of obtaining a second opinion elsewhere taking with me the dental plan which Colin had meticulously prepared for me. Not only did the other dentist say that a great deal of thought had gone into the plan, but that the cost outlined was very reasonable and could have been greater. Taking the long view (although how long is long at my advanced age is a moot point) I decided to go ahead, 15 or 16 appointments in all spread over almost two years. Having completed the reconstruction the next step was to consider the options for the 5 spaces - do nothing (not really a starter), removable dentures (like stars, coming out every night), or implants.

Colin very fairly spelt out the options, pros and cons, and explained why implants were the best bet in the long term, admittedly considerably more expensive in the short term however. After careful consideration and under no pressure from him I opted for implants. Rather than put in 5 Colin was able to explain why 4 would be sufficient saving me money in the process. The main reason why I chose implants, apart from his advice, was due to the excellent result which Colin painstakingly achieved with the reconstruction which looks and feels so good. During this lengthy process, including several 3 hour appointments, Colin and his staff were constantly mindful of how I was feeling, answering my many questions patiently (not an easy task I'm sure), and explaining the procedures every step of the way.

So on February 13th (lucky for some - well me anyway) I had my last appointment and fitting of the implants. Now I can chew, smile with impunity, and get on with my life. My nearest and dearest, and some not so near, have all commented on the natural look and have responded most favourably which in itself is very gratifying and a tribute to all the hard work by Colin, Tara , and others who have had the misfortune to put up with me over this lengthy period.

To anyone contemplating implants I would unhesitatingly say go ahead. Not only are the procedures much less painful - no need for anaesthetic - but you couldn't be in better hands. So finally, a heartfelt thank you to Colin and all his staff. Well done.

- Cheers,
IH 2016

Case Studies

What the problem was:

  1. Broken veneers on the upper front teeth – this was diagnosed as due to clenching / grinding at night (known as Bruxism or parafunction). This type of subconscious habit can be very destructive to teeth and / or cause headaches, migraines, neck pain and backache. If caught early enough, treatment is very simple and can avoid complicated treatments or medicines for pain.
  2. A loose bridge upper right hand side – so loose that the patient had to keep her teeth together to stop it falling out.
  3. A gap on the upper left hand side. The patient found it difficult to chew due to this gap AND the loose bridge upper right.
  4. The patient smoked approximately 10-15 cigarettes / day. This can reduce the likelihood of success for implant work due to impaired healing.
  5. Insufficient bone to support implants

What we did:

The following course of treatment is known as "full mouth rehabilitation" as it involves treatment for almost every tooth in the mouth. This was necessary in order to save the patient's remaining teeth and ensure the work we did would not also be destroyed by the patient's parafunction.

  1. Constructed a splint to stop the clenching and grinding
  2. An extensive course of treatment with our hygienist to get everything meticulously clean and more importantly, showing the patient how to maintain things in between visits. Preventative dentistry is the best way to keep your teeth and dental implants for longer and have fewer visits to the dentist.
  3. Extract the teeth it simply was not possible to save
  4. With our advice and support the patient managed to quit smoking so implants were now an option.
  5. Sinus lift / bone augmentation on both sides in order to support implants.
  6. Placed five titanium dental implants and restored with crowns and bridges to replace seven teeth in total.
  7. Crown lengthening to create symmetry of the gum around the upper front teeth
  8. Restored the upper front teeth with cosmetic all-ceramic crowns to achieve the best aesthetic result.

What the patient said afterwards:

Having previously had dental treatment at another practice several years ago, my teeth and gums were in a very poor way. I discovered the team here at Botanics Dental Care through my own research and it has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. The transformation is incredible. I have had several implants, sinus lifts and crowns spread over three years. I must mention that these procedures are pain free and the healing time minimal. Throughout the whole process everyone at Botanics Dental Care have been amazing. The treatments can seem costly but I definitely feel that it is money well invested in your appearance and confidence. Just can't recommend them enough

- M.A. 2016

Dental Implants Glasgow